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AGEP Advanced Policy Institute on Antitrust Economics

Event Date: Sunday, June 26 to Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Location: George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia

ADVANCED POLICY INSTITUTES

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This program, taught by leading antitrust scholars and practitioners, will cover developments on a variety of antitrust topics, including: competition, monopoly and oligopoly; collusive versus exclusionary conduct; horizontal mergers;  cartels and facilitating practices; exclusionary conduct; predatory pricing; and vertical restraints.  Particular emphasis will be placed on antitrust enforcement in a high tech world. Program opens with optional dinner on Sunday, June 26. Program sessions begin Monday, June 27 at 8:00 a.m. and conclude by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.

Venue: George Mason University School of Law
3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Hotel: The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203

The AGEP will reserve and direct pay for participant hotel rooms. All meals are provided during the program.

PLEASE NOTE NEW TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT POLICY: The AGEP reimburses reasonable travel expenses to and from the program up to $500.  The AGEP will cover 50% of qualifying travel costs in excess of $500.  For participants traveling from Alaska, Hawaii and the territories, the program will reimburse $1,000 in reasonable travel expenses, plus 50% of the marginal costs exceeding $1,000.  Participants traveling from Mountain Time Zone and points west are eligible for an additional paid hotel night at the front end of the program to facilitate on-time arrival.

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AGENDA:

SUNDAY, June 26

6:00 – 7:30 Registration & Reception w/ heavy hors d'oeuvresWestin Hotel, 801 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA

MONDAY, June 27

7:00 – 7:50 Breakfast, GMU School of Law, 1st Floor Atrium

8:00 – 9:15 The Antitrust Legal and Economic Framework

9:30 – 10:45 Competition, Monopoly and Oligopoly

11:00 – 12:15 Anticompetitive Conduct and Effects: Collusive versus Exclusionary Conduct

12:15 – 1:45 Luncheon Panel Discussion:  The Role of Economic Experts in Antitrust Litigation

  • Luke M. Froeb, William C. Oehmig Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
  • George S. Cary, Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb
  • Gary L. Roberts, Vice President, Charles River Associates
  • Kathryn M. Fenton, Partner, Jones Day
  • Moderated by:  Joshua D. Wright, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law and Department of Economics

2:00 – 3:15 Cartels

  • Gregory J. Werden, Senior Economic Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division

3:30 – 4:45 Horizontal Mergers

  • Luke M. Froeb, William C. Oehmig Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

6:15 Dinner On Your Own

TUESDAY, June 28

7:00 – 7:50 Breakfast, GMU School of Law, 1st Floor Atrium

8:00 – 9:15 Predatory Pricing

9:30 – 10:45 Exclusionary Conduct

  • Keith N. Hylton, The Honorable Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

11:00 – 12:15 Vertical Restraints

  • Keith N. Hylton, The Honorable Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

12:30 – 2:00 Luncheon Talk:  Federalism and The Proper Role of State AGs in Antitrust Enforcement

  • The Honorable William Kovacic, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Adjourn

 

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